Carbidopa is used with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is believed to be related to low levels of a chemical called dopamine (DOE pa meen) in the brain. Levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa) is turned into dopamine in the body. Carbidopa is used with levodopa to prevent the breakdown (metabolism) of levodopa before it can reach the brain and take effect. Carbidopa is only effective if it is taken with levodopa. It has no effect if it is used alone. Carbidopa is used with levodopa to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. These medications are also used to treat the same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), and others. Carbidopa may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Carbidopa/Levodopa is an antidyskinetic combination which is used for treating symptoms that are related to Parkinson's disease and also Parkinson-like symptoms. You should not take Carbidopa/Levodopa if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you are taking reserpine or tetrabenazine. Do not take Carbidopa/Levodopa if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. Carbidopa helps Levodopa to reach the brain.
Carbidopa-Levodopa is a drug that is used for treating symptoms that are associated with Parkinson's disease and any other symptoms that may be related to Parkinson's disease.
Carbidopa-Levodopa is an antidyskinetic combination. Levodopa is transformed by the brain and the body into a substance that helps in decreasing tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Carbidopa works by helping Levodopa to reach the brain. Do not take Carbidopa-Levodopa if you are allergic to it or any ingredient in it. Contact a doctor if there are signs of an overdose. You should not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose of Carbidopa-Levodopa.